US - Japan
Chronology from May 2023 to Aug 2023
: President Biden, Prime Minister Kishida, and South Korean President Yoon hold a trilateral summit meeting at Camp David.
: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Vice Foreign Minister Mori, and South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Chang Ho-jin speak by telephone.
: Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Funakoshi Takehiro, and South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Gunn meet in Karuizawa, Japan.
: Prime Minister Kishida visits Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
: Foreign Minister Hayashi, Secretary Blinken, and Philippines’ Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo meet in Jakarta on the sidelines of the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings.
: G7 Foreign Ministers release joint statement on the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea.
: President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida announce the G7 Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine in Vilnius, alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
: President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida attend NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.
: Foreign Minister Hayashi meets former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Tokyo.
: Naval forces from the US, Japan, South Korea, and Australia participate in the Pacific Vanguard exercises.
: Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy Richard Johnson, Deputy Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau Miyamoto Shingo, and Deputy Director-General of the Defense Policy Bureau Ando Atsushi hold an Extended Deterrence Dialogue at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
: Prime Minister Kishida meets delegation from the House Ways and Means Committee in Tokyo.
: Foreign Minister Hayashi meets a delegation from the House Ways and Means Committee in Tokyo. Representatives include Richard Neal, Adrian Smith, Earl Bulmenauer, Dan Kildee, and Nicole Malliotakis.
: The G7 Foreign Ministers and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy speak by telephone about the ongoing situation in Russia.
: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Daniel Kritenbrink meets Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mori Takeo, Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy and Director-General for Foreign Policy Bureau Ichikawa Keiichi, and Director-General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Funakoshi Takehiro in Tokyo.
: Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Hayashi speak by telephone.
: National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor Akiba Takeo, and Philippines National Security Advisor Eduardo Ano hold their first trilateral national security advisors meeting in Tokyo.
: US Forces Japan and Japan Self-Defense Forces conduct a bilateral aviation integration exercise.
: Japan’s Parliament passes bill addressing anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
: Minister of Defense Hamada, Secretary of Defense Austin, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Marles, and Philippine Defense Minister Calito Galvez hold first ever quadrilateral defense ministerial talks in Singapore on the sidelines of the SLD.
: Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Richard Marles hold a Trilateral Defense Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD).
: President Biden signs a bipartisan agreement to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a debt default.
: US Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard, and Philippine Coast Guard hold their first ever trilateral maritime exercise in the South China Sea.
: President Biden, Prime Minister Kishida, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol meet in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.
: Secretary of State Blinken and MEXT Minister Nagaoka Keiko sign a Memorandum of Cooperation in education.
: President Biden, Prime Minister Kishida, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi hold a Quad Leaders’ Meeting in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.
: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hayashi and Secretary of State Blinken meet in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
: G7 Summit is held in Hiroshima.
: President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida meet in Hiroshima ahead of the G7 summit.
: Japan’s three military branches participate in the US Large Scale Global Exercise 2023 around the Indo-Pacific.
: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hayashi meets with State Department Counselor Derek Chollet in Stockholm on the sidelines of the EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum.
: Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel releases a video, in which he and 15 foreign ambassadors advocate that Japan embrace LGBTQ rights.